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solid angle

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Definition of solid angle in English:

noun

A three-dimensional analogue of an angle, such as that subtended by a cone or formed by planes meeting at a point. It is measured in steradians.
Example sentences
  • Gradually, we acquire independence in one cone after another until we have covered the entire solid angle of all the cones that compose it…
  • The solid angle in question is only p / 4 steradian, one-sixteenth of the entire sky.
  • Equation 1 already includes a cos term to compensate for the solid angle, so adding a solid-angle term produces a result that is two times larger than the result in equation 2.

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